ASTI-Study (Acquiring Spatiotemporal Indexicals)

Dear Interested,

from February 2021, the early childhood educational research working group of the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and the University of Potsdam will be conducting an online study funded by the BMFSFJ, in which adults can participate from home. The subject of the study is the understanding of demonstrative pronouns “dies” und “das” ASTI (Acquiring Spatiotemporal Indexicals).

The aim of the study: We examine how the understanding of object-related demonstrative pronouns (this, that) develops. Building on the results of this study, we would like to develop ways to promote understanding of spatial concepts. For this, we need your support!

Conditions of participation: Adults over the age of 18 can participate. Participation in the study lasts 15 minutes. You need a laptop/PC or a tablet with internet access and sound playback.

Course of study: Those interested in taking part in the study will receive a link via email. Participation can take place at any time. During a series of short games, you will be asked to choose one of two balls via video. Your answers will be given by clicking.

The study was designed for children. Adults are interviewed as an important comparison group. Therefore, our study can be perceived as too simple in some places. Nevertheless, we would like to ask you to work on the tasks seriously.

Participation and the provision of personal data are voluntary. Non-participation or termination of the session are possible at any time without consequences. The data will be evaluated anonymously after the survey has been completed.

If you are interested in participating in our study, please email: juliette.huquet(at) or nadica.vesova(at)

You can find more information about us and the EDIT project here.

The project is supervised by: Prof. Dr. Frauke Hildebrandt & Prof. Dr. Jan Lonnemann

If you have any questions about this or other studies, please do not hesitate to contact me:
Ramiro Glauer – ramiro.glauer(at) / 0331 580 – 4191

Thanks for your support!

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